GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — Two Palestinians were killed and dozens injured on Friday when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) quelled peaceful protests in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the West Bank said that Ayman Hamed, 17, was shot in the chest during Ramallah protests.
Local sources said that the IOF has detained Hamed’s body since he was pronounced dead at a Ramallah hospital.
Meanwhile in the Gaza Strip, a 25-year-old young man identified as Ehab Abed was killed, while 22 Palestinians, including 14 children, were injured during the Great March of Return.
Gaza Ministry of Health said that six paramedics were injured when the IOF opened fire at a Palestinian ambulance on Gaza border.
Thousands of Palestinians marched along the border between the Gaza Strip and Palestinian territories occupied since 1948 on the 44th Friday of the Great March of Return.
The Great March of Return was launched on 30 March to demand the Palestinian refugees’ right to return and pressure Israel to break the 13-year-long blockade on the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli occupation army has killed 261 protesters and injured about 27,000 others, 500 of whom are in critical condition.